Alphacool Eisbaer LT 240 Review


Alphacool Eisbaer LT 240 Review


It's always hard to write an upbeat and positive conclusion, when a cooler that costs as much as this one does fails to deliver the outright cooling performance you'd expect.  At £79.99 RRP it's not the most expensive out there, but then neither is it the cheapest, especially when you throw in the RGB bells and whistles as well as better performance offered by some of its less costly rivals.  All is not lost though, take a proper look at the graphs and you'll see that the LT 240 isn't that far off the pace in the skylake graphs, even if it does suffer in the more demanding Kaby graphs.  The real ace up its sleeve though is that it's able to keep its head above the water, whilst at the same time being one of the quietest coolers we've tested.  Why is this important?  Well because if you want a performance AIO cooled rig, that might be running all hours, perhaps in your bedroom or dorm, then noise, or lack there off, is going to be a major factor in your choice.  It's also worth noting, that at just 25mm think, it's also a heck of lot thinner than those at the top of the performance charts.  And, should you at some future point find yourself on a tight budget, but wishing to expand your rig, then the quick disconnect fittings, and range of expansion options withing the Eisbaer range will be of interest to you, bot to mention that the rad takes standard G1/4 inch fittings so can be recycled, even when you upgrade to full custom loop.

At the conclusion of the testing we were a little disappointed by the LT 240, but when you put everything on the scales, it's quite a tidy little contender. 

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Most Recent Comments

20-02-2018, 16:52:00

Great review!
From the photo of the g1/4 fittings on the end tanks, it looks like it might be a hard time, without the use of a rigid threaded extension to clear the fans, to add larger outer diameter fittings on there without running into the fans?Quote

21-02-2018, 07:26:59

Nevermind, I was wrongQuote

21-02-2018, 20:21:37

Layer Cakes
Fantastic review. More AIOs need to use g1/4" fittings imo. Just like how it's great to be able to use an old 2 in 1 as just a monitor.

Does anyone else think that the quick disconnects are a massive eye sore though?Quote

25-02-2018, 08:17:44

Shadow of chaos
Any chance of testing the 360mm one?

Extreme versions coming soon too, wonder how they will turn out.Quote

26-02-2018, 07:14:41

Looks like it's the old Fractal Design Kelvin models rebranded, except they changed the radiator type (used to be nexXxos)Quote

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